Phil Pearce

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Black Guillemot

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The Black Guillemot

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“Cepphus Grylle”

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This member of the Auk family with its striking black and white plumage and red feet are found on lochs in Scotland and up on Shetland Orkney and Ireland.

They eat crustaceans.

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They are 30 to 32cm long with a wingspan of between 52 to 58cm and they weigh in at between 300 and 460g.

They live for around 11 years

There are 19,000 breeding pairs in the uk

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